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Cuu.lata"nhaasa"nkhaya Majjhima Muulapa.n.naasa, Mahaayamaka Vagga MN.037 M.i.251ff. 19/147 attaining heaven The Buddha explains briefly how a monk can be delivered by the extinguishing of defilements and become foremost amongst gods and men. Later Moggallana visits Sakka in his heavenly palace Vessuvana and tests Sakka asking him to answer the same question himself. Sakka evades the question trying to impress Moggallana by conducting him through the palace. Moggallana causes the palace to quake, and the frightened Sakka answers the question word-for-word with the Buddha’s own explanation, thereby satisfying Moggallana.


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